Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 3.15% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the were Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 8.49% or 137.0 points to trade at 1751.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Olympus Corp. (T:) added 8.39% or 135.0 points to end at 1744.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T:) was up 8.37% or 160.0 points to 2072.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were East Japan Railway Co. (T:), which fell 2.21% or 184.0 points to trade at 8156.0 at the close. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp (T:) declined 2.10% or 55.0 points to end at 2568.0 and Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:) was down 2.00% or 109.0 points to 5336.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2067 to 1523 and 181 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 36.26 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for May delivery was down 7.50% or 1.49 to $18.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.11% or 0.03 to hit $27.79 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.13% or 19.60 to trade at $1712.10 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.23% to 107.69, while EUR/JPY fell 0.23% to 116.68.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 100.140.
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